Exhibition

Uprootedness

8 Jun 2017 – 18 Jun 2017

Event times

Exhibition 1
9 – 11 June 2017
Private view: Thursday 8th June, 7–9.30pm
Opening times: Fri/Sat/Sun 11am-6pm

Exhibition 2
16 – 18 June 2017
Private view: Thursday 15th June, 7–9.30pm
Opening times: Fri/Sat/Sun 11am-6pm

Cost of entry

Free admission

310 NXRd

London, United Kingdom

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Uprootedness is a two-week long exhibition programme addressing the theme of identity from a 'displaced' perspective.

About

Stir-Fry Papaya is pleased to invite you to the two-week-long exhibition project Uprootedness. According to the OED, ‘to uproot’ means ‘to pull (something, especially a tree or plant) out of the ground.’ Taking the cue from this definition, Uprootedness aims to address the condition of displacement as both a pressing social political issue and a reflection of the participants’ personal experiences at a micro-level. Consisting of two group shows and one performance night, this programme brings together artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, facilitating open dialogues that result in intensive collaborations and productive discourses.

Responding to the recent worldwide surge of nationalist sentiment as well as to the increasing distrust towards multiculturalism and diversity, Uprootedness looks beyond prevalent pessimistic accounts of displacement as a pathology of globalisation. The artists are invited to investigate the transformative potentials of the perpetual movement implied by an ‘uprooted’ condition. By placing special emphasis on the impact that ‘routes’ (rather than ‘roots’) have on the formation of individual subjectivities, Uprootedness aims to further the exploration of identity as the multifaceted and ever-changing result of constant interactions. 

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ARTISTS

WEEK 1: Yuhan Chang, Alexander Duncan, Roy Efrat, Joseph McGee, Miriam Naeh

WEEK 2: Mariana Bisti, David Blackmore, Steven Morgana, Roel Van Putten, Katja Verheul

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ABOUT STIR-FRY PAPAYA

Founded by Jessica Cissoko, Zishi Han, Camille Jamet, and Francesco Milan, Stir-Fry Papaya is a London-based curatorial collective which supports the development of ambitious early-career artists from UK and beyond. Coming from mixed cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, the collective aims to deliver discursive curatorial projects aimed at testing the boundaries of contemporary art in a collaborative environment. 

Curators

Camille Jamet

Francesco Milan

Jessica Cissoko

Zishi Han

Exhibiting artists

Miriam Naeh

Joseph McGee

Mariana Bisti

Steven Morgana

Katja Verheul

Roel Van Putten

Yuhan Chang

Roy Efrat

Alexander Duncan

David Blackmore

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